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Tracy Chadwick

GEN20626: Creating Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD—Only You Can Prevent Bloated Block Libraries

(Duration 58:20)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create Dynamic Blocks that can stretch, mirror, array, rotate, align, and have multiple insertion points
  • Learn how to limit block variations through lists, increments, block tables, and lookup actions
  • Learn how to apply constraints and parameters to control block behavior
  • Learn how to extract dynamic block properties to AutoCAD tables and Excel spreadsheets

Description

Description

Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a dynamic block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to increase efficiency by reducing the size of their block library.

Speakers

Speakers

Tracy Chadwick

Tracy Chadwick serves as coordinator and instructor for the Computer Drafting Technology program at Hutchinson Community College (HCC) in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, including those on engineering graphics, AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software. Prior to his role in the Associate Degree program, Chadwick served as the manager and instructor of HCC’s Autodesk Authorized Training Center from 2001. In 2007, Autodesk, Inc., recognized Chadwick with the North America Award for Distinguished Performance in AutoCAD Software Training. Chadwick holds professional certifications for AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software, and he is an Autodesk Certified Instructor for AutoCAD.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • GEN20626
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industries

  • General Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Engineering Service Providers
  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design